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IF you are really unhappy and think the mirrors are blocked so you cannot see behind you why not go to Doubletake Mirror who offer a solution. The threaded holes are already on the top of the handlebars with bolts covering them. May not be very pretty but you can see for miles!
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These mirrors do look quite functional. I didn't realize that there was a problem with the CTX 1300 mirrors in the first place though. Are they hard to get a good rear view from? Did you run into a problem?
 

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Per many posts and a few threads here there is a reported issue with where Honda sets the handle bars so that the mirrors are blocked from view.
IOW- you cannot see the mirrors or at least see them well enough for safety.
Adjusting the bars has been the suggested fix but it seems undecided if that clears up much of the issue for some.
 

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I am 5'11" and guys at the Crofton showroom yesterday ranged from 5'2" to 6'4" we took turns sitting on the bike and manually adjusting the mirrors by just pushing on the glass and all of us got clear views behind
I pick mine up tomorrow so will be able to check it out on the road
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good to hear that.
Not really concerned about being able to adjust the mirror to see behind... only about the reports about problems being able to just see the mirrors. Looking forward to your ride report.
 

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I had excellent mirror visibility after adjusting the handlebars downward from the higher shipping position . And then just regular mirror adjustment. Problem seems to be resolved, that some dealers just aren't bothering to read the set up instructions. Guess they figure they know what they are doing. WRONG! I'm 5'8" by the way.
 
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good to hear that.
Not really concerned about being able to adjust the mirror to see behind... only about the reports about problems being able to just see the mirrors. Looking forward to your ride report.
Yes, I just got my bike and you cannot see the mirrors. I have to turn around to see if it is clear which is not too safe.
 

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As reported here in more than a few posts, some dealers don't adjust the handle bars properly. They need to be adjusted down to where the bars and cables JUST clear the open storage box doors. Then also, the reservoirs need to be rotated forward a bit as well. I did this and can see the mirrors about the same or better than I could on my ST1100. I have a good view to the rear to see what I need to now. I know some members here could not see the mirrors well enough for them even with adjustments to the bars and reservoirs. Seems that if you are a taller dude the adjustments won't do it. I don't know since it works for me. I do agree that Honda could have done a lot better with the placement of the mirrors but it is what it is. Works for some, not good enough for others. :350x700px-LL-66dd6d
 

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I like the idea of a handle bar bracket or different bars

The bar bracket is much better.
 

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I like the standard mirrors, I'm 5' 10" (Sure I was 6' when I was younger!), and I can see behind fine when I start off. As I get into a journey and start to sag a bit I have to wake up and sit up to use the mirrors.
Thinking of getting these white mirrors to match the white bike but just need to check the thread size. Comes as 10mm with an 8mm adaptor.
Made for the CBR125 it says but don't see why they wouldn't fit anything.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Motorcycle-Mirrors-For-Honda-CBR125-White/182752599199?epid=1682926334&hash=item2a8ce75c9f:g:j-EAAOSwqSVZsXuN
 

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P.S. - Just had a look at the threaded bolt holes on the clutch and front brake fluid reservoirs and they appear to be 10mm. I haven't got a 10mm bolt to try but an 8mm is a little too small so for UK£29.95 I think it's worth a try.
 

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I like the standard mirrors, I'm 5' 10" (Sure I was 6' when I was younger!), and I can see behind fine when I start off. As I get into a journey and start to sag a bit I have to wake up and sit up to use the mirrors.
Thinking of getting these white mirrors to match the white bike but just need to check the thread size. Comes as 10mm with an 8mm adaptor.
Made for the CBR125 it says but don't see why they wouldn't fit anything.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Motorcycle-Mirrors-For-Honda-CBR125-White/182752599199?epid=1682926334&hash=item2a8ce75c9f:g:j-EAAOSwqSVZsXuN
I had 2 type of "universal" mirrors and they both fit the CTX1300 without any adapter
 
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They need to be adjusted down to where the bars and cables JUST clear the open storage box doors. Then also, the reservoirs need to be rotated forward a bit as well.
Bob- excellent description for handlebar adjustment! Going to give that a shot tonight. Thanks!



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